Books: Kerouac, Vonnegut, Bukowski, Almond,
Robbins, Hemingway's "Moveable Feast", Strayed's "Tiny Beautiful
Things", among many others. I read a LOT and am looking forward to
Proust and Murakami someday. Also read nonfiction on design and
psychology. Brown's "The Gifts of Imperfection" was really good. As
was "The Five Love Languages - singles edition".
Media: Documentaries, indie, and some foreign
films esp. those which aptly portray the human condition and our
desire for purpose, connection, fun, and love (like Before Sunrise,
a Wes Anderson flick, or Ruby Sparks). Love NPR (Radiolab, This
American Life, and KCRW). Don't have a tv but do enjoy Game of
Thrones and Al Jazeera English (for world news). Oh and Joseph
Campbell's "The Power of Myth". And an occasional TED or Creative
Music: Americana, indie rock, blues, outlaw
country, bluegrass, afrobeat, classic rock, punk, opera, electro,
techno, house, 80s. Three bands I'd dig as a trio would be Mazzy
Star, Chemical Brothers, and the Killers.
Heroes: Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Branson,
and imagineer Walt Disney.